2019 Mazda CX-5

2019 Mazda CX-5

2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru Forester

2019 Mazda CX-5


2020 Subaru Forester
SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder
187 hp


182 hp


3,500 pounds

Max. Towing Capacity

1,500 pounds

Seating Capacity


2019 Mazda CX-5 vs. 2020 Subaru Forester

Discerning drivers from Sarasota to Palmetto agree that the 2019 Mazda CX-5 and 2020 Subaru Forester offer the advanced convenience, premium features, and efficient performance they need. But which is right for your Tampa drives? Our team will help you learn more about the advantages that come with taking home Mazda CX-5 from our new model inventory, which include: 

  • More horsepower and a significantly higher towing capacity
  • Both offer all-wheel drive and seat the same number of people 
  • Offers a variety of interior luxuries, such as a large touchscreen infotainment display 

CX-5 vs. Forester: Engines & Performance 

If you’re looking for an SUV that’s powerful enough for you to tow a small camper or boat around Brandon with ease? The Mazda CX-5 can tow 500 pounds more than the Subaru Forester. Compare Mazda CX-5 vs. Subaru Forester engine specs and performance below:

  • 2019 Mazda CX-5: 187-hp SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, 2,000- to 3,500-pound towing capacity
  • 2020 Subaru Forester: 182-hp 2.5L SUBARU BOXER® 4-cylinder engine, 1,500 pounds towing capacity

Once you test drive the Mazda CX-5, you’re sure to feel the difference. And when you and your family are ready to hit the road for a day-trip or weekend adventure, you’ll have the towing power to bring whatever you need. 

CX-5 vs. Forester: Drivetrain & Safety 

All-wheel drive, which is standard on both the CX-5 and Forester, gives you more confidence on rough roads and in inclement weather. In addition to better road grip, Mazda CX-5 safety features include

  • Dynamic Stability Control and Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Smart City Brake Support
  • Hill Launch Assist

Mazda CX-5 models come standard with E911 automatic emergency notification for even more peace of mind around Ellenton. For the Subaru Forester, this feature is available as part of STARLINK® Safety and Security, but you’ll need costly upgrades to access it. 

CX-5 vs. Forester: Premium Features 

Comparing the CX-5 vs. Forester, it’s clear that you’ll find a number of lavish comfort and tech features inside each SUV interior. However, the Mazda CX-5 gets a bigger 7-inch touchscreen interface and the following features that’ll make your drives around Palmetto easier and more entertaining: 

  • MAZDA CONNECT™ Infotainment System
  • Voice command, and 4-speaker audio system with automatic level control
  • Aha, Pandora, and Stitcher internet radio integration
  • SMS text message audio delivery and reply

Test Drive the New Mazda CX-5 at Cox Mazda! 

Does our SUV comparison ready to get behind the wheel of a new Mazda CX-5? Our team at Cox Mazda will help you find the perfect Mazda CX-5 for your drives around Sarasota. Contact us when you want to take the next step towards ownership!

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